Dr. Martin Kast recipient of the 2014 USC Mellon Mentoring Award for Graduate Student Mentoring The USC Mellon Mentoring Award honors individual faculty for helping build a supportive academic environment at USC through faculty-to-student interactions.
Dr. Kast’s lab & GMCB students won the Audience award & the Special Animation prize for film “Vaccine Voyage”
The Kast lab entered the USC Science Film Competition where teams enter a short film, in any genre or style, that explains and illustrates a scientific concept, principle, or issue, for a wide non-expert audience. Their film “Vaccine Voyage: A … Continue reading
Biomedical science PhD students from USC’s Keck School of Medicine have earned spots in the American Society of Microbiology’s ‘Scientific Writing & Publishing Institute’. The students captured 5 of the 24 available placements in this prestigious competition. In March 2014, … Continue reading
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards $2.25M to five innovative young scientists New York, NY (January 23, 2012) – The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, announced that five scientists with novel approaches to fighting cancer have been named 2012 recipients … Continue reading
The USC Epigenome Center at the Keck School of Medicine of USC has made a breakthrough in cancer research that is expected to have a long-term impact on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The study appeared in the online … Continue reading
USC researchers have identified two molecules that may be more effective cancer killers than currently available on the market. The peptides, molecules derived from a cancer-causing virus, target an enzyme in cancerous cells that regulates a widely researched tumor suppressor … Continue reading
Despite a stiff competitive environment for external funding and a slow-to-recover national economy, the amount of Keck School of Medicine research grant funding has greatly increased in recent years.